Date: Fri, 10 May 1996 15:36:19 GMT
From: ****** walker[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MONZA.U-STRASBG.FR
Subject: singular 'we'
This seems to be similar to a British use, such us ' Give us a hand', or
'Can you lend us 5 pounds', which are very common, in pretty much most
dialects, certainly in England (I'm English myself) and practically
always refer to an individual. I'm wondering whether
there is some kind of link between these phenomena.
Universite de Strasbourg